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Infrared Sauna Benefits, Tips & the Downside
Who wouldn’t want a quick and easy way to detoxify?
Infrared saunas are one of the most gentle yet effective detox therapies out there. If you’re wondering about the difference between infrared and traditional saunas, let us give you a quick rundown.
Traditional saunas use a heater (wood, stones, or charcoal) to make the air in the sauna so hot that it causes a person to sweat. Infrared saunas use an invisible frequency of light (infrared light) to heat your body directly, causing you to sweat at a much lower temperature, while also penetrating your tissues at a much deeper level. Having used both kinds of saunas we have found infrared much more enjoyable at 115°-135° F versus 150°-195° F in a traditional sauna. Many prefer to use an infrared sauna because research has shown that more toxins are expelled in a person’s sweat in comparison to the sweat expelled when using a traditional sauna.
If you look up the benefits of sauna use, the list is seemingly endless. Having been lucky enough to have access to a sauna for years. Here are some of the most noticeable benefits we have seen people experience or have experienced ourselves:
- Reduce scars/acne: Many found just a single sauna session to be very helpful in improving the texture of their skin.
- Improve overall texture of skin: Using a sauna weekly or more has radically improved the smoothness of skin.
- Remove toxins/heavy metals: Environmental toxins and heavy metals can accumulate in our bodies over time. Infrared is known for its wavelengths to penetrate deeply into the skin for the greatest levels of detoxification.
- Mental relaxation: If you’ve had a stressful day and just need to unwind, our sauna is the perfect place to close your eyes, breath deep, and just clear the mind.
- Muscle relaxation: Sore/tense muscles after just 20 minutes in the sauna become more relaxed which helps with healing.
- Fight a cold: 30 minute sessions when done regular are usually enough to boost your immune system and kick that cold!
Top tips when preparing for a sauna session:
- Hydrate: Have at least 200ml of water before going in. You could add a pinch of high quality sea salt/pink Himalayan salt and fresh lemon juice to your glass of water.
- Activated Charcoal: Taking a binding agent like activated charcoal during a sauna session is popular. It can effectively bind to toxins and heavy metals in the GI tract. Try mixing in a tsp to a liter of water and sip on it throughout the session.
*Side note: activated charcoal can also bind to essential minerals and phytonutrients that are positively charged, so I don’t eat food immediately after consuming charcoal.
- Empty Stomach: Most people release a lot more sweat in the sauna when their body isn’t focused on digesting food. It can also be found to be unpleasant chugging a bunch of water after a meal and becoming super bloated.
- Low EMF Infrared: If you’re interested in using an infrared sauna at a spa, or even purchasing one for your own home, always make sure to find a low EMF producing infrared sauna to minimize unnecessary exposure to EMFs which can effect sleep mental capacities, the opposites of what we want to achieve here. Our FAR Infrared Sauna emits extremely low EMF levels which should have no effects at all.
If you are interested in using a sauna on your healing journey, the best advice is to combine detoxing and healing together for a sustainable and positive approach to your health.
A couple more quick caveats: the doctors at the Center for Deuterium Depletion do not recommend infared sauna therapy for active cancer patients. We also generally advise against it for patients who are in the middle of a deuterium depletion protocol, as it can significantly increase your water consumption.
RELAX THE MIND
Melts stress away, Improves sleep all in a Zen setting.
Who doesn’t need a quiet hour to themselves to unwind?
Infrared sauna therapy helps you relax while getting an invigorating deep tissue sweat, leaving you fully refreshed, rejuvenated & renewed.
Unlike traditional saunas, infrared saunas provide a gentle, soothing therapeutic heat that promotes relaxation & improved sleep.
DETOX THE BODY
Releases more toxins, Stimulates sweat glands, leaves you feeling refreshed.
Toxins of all kinds surround us every day – heavy metals in our environment, hormones in our meat, and even pesticides on our produce – but Sauna Space is here to help you detox, be your best, & feel your best!
Unlike other detoxification methods, IR saunas are safe & effective every time and will leave every cell of your body feeling rejuvenated.
Infrared sauna heat increases your blood circulation to help stimulate the sweat glands, releasing built up toxins in the body which can then be eliminated by the liver and bowel. Regular infrared sauna sessions can help detoxify your body as it rids itself of accumulated highly toxic metals such as lead, mercury, nickel, alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, and other organic and inorganic compounds.
Burns 200-400 calories, enhances weight loss, and not just water weight!
Lose weight while doing nothing!
Infrared saunas are the weight loss dream come true. Plus, it’s safe & easy.
But am I just losing water weight?
NO! Yes, you will lose water weight in a session, but you will also burn up to 400 calories and those are real results that affect your waist line.
As you relax in an infrared sauna, your body is actually hard at work producing sweat, pumping blood, and burning calories. As your body increases sweat production to cool itself, your heart will work harder to pump blood at a greater rate to boost circulation.
This increase in your metabolism will burn calories all while you relax, as well as long after your session ends.
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, regular use of an infrared sauna imparts a similar stress on the cardiovascular system as that of running, and regular use may be as effective a means of cardiovascular conditioning and burning of calories as regular exercise.
No weight loss gimmicks here. Just healthy, real results.
Helps muscles recover faster, decreases inflammation and relieves tension, aches, & pains.
An infrared sauna session could be the safe, easy pain therapy that finally gives you relief.
The deep heat that occurs during an infrared sauna session helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscle, so they recover faster.
The heat from the sauna also helps to reduce soreness on nerve endings and muscle spasms as muscle joints and fibers are heated. Muscles relax most readily when tissues are warm, for greater flexibility and range of motion.
Infrared heat helps to relieve muscle tension and thereby helping your body to make the most of its intended healing abilities.
Heal the natural way with zero negative side effects to start living a pain free life.
ENHANCE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Naturally boosts immune health, carries off metabolic waste products, plus infrared heat is anti-bacterial & cedar wood is anti-microbial
We wash our hands, take our vitamins, & avoid germs the best we can, but without a healthy immune system you are vulnerable.
Every Sauna Space infrared sauna session helps boost your immune system to keep it strong & fighting.
Each 30-minute infrared sauna session raises your core temperature inducing an artificial fever. A fever is the body’s natural mechanism to strengthen and accelerate the immune response, as seen in the case of infection. This enhanced immune system, combined with improved elimination of toxins and wastes via intense sweating, increases your overall health and resistance to disease.
Not only will you come out of every session glowing on the outside, but you’ll be stronger on the inside.
CLEARS & IMPROVES SKIN
Helps sweat out impurities in the skin, releases toxins & stress that cause breakouts, you will leave every session glowing!
Our infrared saunas can help you achieve both.
The profuse sweating achieved during your 40-minute infrared sauna session carries off deeply imbedded impurities and dead skin cells. This leaves the skin glowing and immaculately clean.
Increased circulation draws your skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface. As a result, you will see improved tone, elasticity, texture and fresh color. Increased circulation has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions and cuts.
Plus – cellulite reduction is an added benefit!
The increased heart rate and localized blood circulation works together to stop fatty deposits and fibrosis from accumulating liquids in the fat cells to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Leave every sauna session with detoxed skin cells & a lit from within glow!
Promotes relaxation, balancing stress hormones, naturally calms the nervous system and releases tension in the body & mind.
It’s hard enough to find time to get those 8 hours each night, so you don’t need your body fighting sleep too.
Infrared sauna sessions have been proven to improve sleep patterns.
Not only are infrared saunas relaxing, but the chromotherapy Sauna Space includes in each session has sleep inducing benefits as well. Blue, for example, is a mentally relaxing color that has a pacifying effect on the nervous system encouraging great relaxation. It is ideal for sleep problems.
Relaxing, soothing blue rays combined with infrared heat bring great calm and peace to the mind that is worried, excited, or in a constant nervous state.
Over time, these therapies will improve natural melatonin and other sleep related hormone levels to help you get better rest naturally.